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Inside Update

July 7, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Search committee seeks nominations for next president
The committee searching for Iowa State's next president seeks nominations and recommendations from the university community and encourages those making submissions to do so prior to Aug. 24.

Welcome, Dr. Kress
Sharon Center native, ISU alumna and former extension program specialist Cathann Kress is back on campus, this time to lead ISU Extension. She started in her new post July 1.

Hach, BRL are golden
The Biorenewables Research Laboratory and Hach Hall have captured two more LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications for Iowa State. Ratings for each building reached the Gold level, the No. 2 spot on the LEED four-tiered scale.

Blue view of Hach Hall is a winner
An interesting photographic look at the Hach Hall entryway earned university photographer Bob Elbert first place in a national contest.

Salary notification slips go online this month
The salary notification slips for the fiscal year that began July 1 have been converted to an electronic form and will be available via AccessPlus on July 19.

Regents announce reverse credit transfer agreement with community colleges
Under a new reverse credit transfer agreement (PDF) announced by the state Board of Regents, community college students who transfer to an Iowa regent university before earning an associate degree will have the opportunity to submit their university credits toward completion of the associate degree.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Register now for FBI-facilitated biosecurity workshop on Aug. 11
-- Changes to federal academic progress policy affect students with financial aid
-- Host families sought for Japanese high school teachers

See: Announcements


-- Steve Mickelson, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, to department chair and as inaugural recipient of the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professorship in Engineering, effective Aug. 1

Around campus

School of Education proposal gains momentum
By a margin of nearly 6 to 1, faculty and staff in the curriculum and instruction department, the educational leadership and policy studies department and the University Teacher Education Program office endorsed a proposal to establish a School of Education.

US Bank wins campus ATM contract
Beginning July 11, the ATMs on campus operated by the Greater Iowa Credit Union will be replaced with ATMs operated by US Bank. The ATM contract is competitively bid approximately every five years.

Novel hits home, makes Oprah list
An American Unhappiness, by English faculty member Dean Bakopoulos, wins national praise for its frank look at a recent national theme.

Arts and events

Garden art fair is Sunday
Reiman Gardens' 9th annual garden art fair on Sunday, July 10 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), will feature the work of about 60 area artists. Reduced garden admission (adults $7, seniors $6, youth $3, members and ISU students free) gets you into the fair as well. Lunch items, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

July 13 Artwalk focuses on stadium collection
Join University Museums interpretation specialist Dorothy Witter July 13 (noon-1 p.m.) for a tour of selections from the Art on Campus collection focusing on Cyclone athletics. Meet her on the north side of the Jacobson Athletics Building.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


Submitting your news
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